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Aug 02 2017 | 

Author: Daniela | 

CAFB is organizing our members to champion the importance of SNAP and the nutrition safety net at the Farm Bill Listening Session this Saturday morning in Modesto and next Thursday, August 10, in Salinas. All food bank staff and partner agencies are welcome to join the sessions to share personal examples of the effectiveness and success of federal nutrition programs like SNAP.

“These listening sessions are a continuation of the Committee’s review of farm bill programs and I’m looking forward to hearing directly from farmers and others impacted by the farm bill. Real world examples of what is, and maybe isn’t, working will help better inform Committee members when we begin the task of writing a new farm bill,” said Ranking Member Peterson.

If you cannot attend a listening session in person, we encourage you to submit comments to the House Agriculture Committee on the importance of SNAP in the Farm Bill.

Additionally, we anticipate live video coverage of the listening sessions will be posted on the main page of the House Agriculture Committee website.

Modesto

Saturday, August 5th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Modesto Junior College West Campus
ACE Ag Pavilion
Brink Ave. and Shoemaker Ave.
Modesto, CA 95385

Salinas

Thursday, August 10th
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Hartnell Community College
Steinbeck Hall
411 Central Ave.
Salinas, CA 93901

For more information on the upcoming Farm Bill listening sessions, please contact Rachel Tucker.